Jonathan Job is the StarCityGames.com Las Vegas Legacy Open champion! Playing the RUG deck that has been so popular in the format over the last few weeks, Jonathan found himself facing a mirror match in the finals against Christopher Atashian. Leaning on the power of Sylvan Library and the use of Surgical Extraction to remove most of Christopher's creatures from the game for good, he clinched the win in three hard-fought games.
The 2011 StarCityGames.com Open Series is nearly at an end—with one more stop in St. Louis before the Charlotte Invitational ends the year, things are heating up. While Gerry Thompson stayed home, both Edgar Flores and Alex Bertoncini posted some serious finishes this weekend. Continue watching the action unfold in the first weekend of December with Brian Kibler and Adrian Sullivan in St. Louis!
Edgar posted a Top 8 in the Standard yesterday and put his name back in the Player of the Year race, but Alex Bertoncini had already rallied by going 6-0 in today's Legacy portion to lock the Top 8 early. If Edgar wanted to match the pace, he'd need to win this match and remain in contention.
Jonathan Kornacki broke into the Top 8 playing a U/B Control deck with a few bells and whistles to it, including Visions from Beyond, but Adrian came packing Birthing Pod with Mimic Vat—a deck renowned for its numerous bells and whistles!
Sneaking into the Top 8 as the only player with 24 points, Lu Cai was already running pretty hot. His fiery U/R concoction had turned heads and burned players all weekend, and showed no signs of stopping.
Flying in from South America, Alejandro was on a mission to qualify for the Pro Tour by becoming a top-rated player from the region on Planeswalker Points—his visit to Las Vegas was just the first stop on a trip that would include Grand Prix San Diego and Worlds in San Francisco.
Greg Hatch was one of a few players running Delver of Secrets, Lord of the Unreal, and Phantasmal Image to a successful record today. Lu Cai was playing Delver of Secrets himself, but in a significantly different shell.